Alberta changing eligibility for PCR tests; NDP Health Critic says ‘Albertans cannot trust the UCP as they continue to dodge their responsibility, and refuse to be forthcoming with critical public health information’
Alberta / covid 19

Alberta changing eligibility for PCR tests; NDP Health Critic says ‘Albertans cannot trust the UCP as they continue to dodge their responsibility, and refuse to be forthcoming with critical public health information’

News ReleaseChanges to COVID-19 testing eligibility Due to rising demand for PCR tests, Alberta is changing the eligibility for these tests to focus on those who most need them. Daily PCR testing volumes are beginning to exceed system capacity. Wait times for booking a PCR test are now approaching four days and turnaround time for … Continue reading

Early Childhood Services to Grade 12 students will return to classrooms on Jan. 10 in Alberta
Alberta

Early Childhood Services to Grade 12 students will return to classrooms on Jan. 10 in Alberta

News Release Students returning to in-person learning Jan. 10 To support their overall well-being, Early Childhood Services to Grade 12 students will return to classrooms on Jan. 10 with measures in place to continue learning safely. A new tool to address learning disruption for grades 4-9 students is also being introduced. Students will return to … Continue reading

City of Edmonton services remain top priority as Omicron cases climb
Edmonton

City of Edmonton services remain top priority as Omicron cases climb

Public Service Announcement City services remain top priority as Omicron cases climb Like other Edmonton employers, the City of Edmonton is concerned about the potential impact that the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19 will have on City employees and all Edmontonians. Due to increasing COVID-19 cases across City departments, minor adjustments are being considered … Continue reading

Alberta expands boosters, launches booster shot campaign
Alberta / covid 19

Alberta expands boosters, launches booster shot campaign

News Release Alberta expands boosters, launches booster shot campaign Alberta is opening COVID-19 vaccine boosters to all Albertans aged 18 and older while launching an ambitious booster shot campaign to protect Albertans from the rapidly spreading Omicron variant. Starting immediately, all Albertans aged 18 and older who received their second COVID-19 vaccine at least five … Continue reading

Ontario Further Strengthening Response to Omicron; Additional measures to slow the spread as province accelerates booster dose rollout
covid 19 / Ontario News

Ontario Further Strengthening Response to Omicron; Additional measures to slow the spread as province accelerates booster dose rollout

NEWS RELEASE Ontario Further Strengthening Response to Omicron Additional measures to slow the spread as province accelerates booster dose rollout TORONTO — In response to the rapidly-spreading and highly transmissible Omicron variant, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, is applying additional public health and workplace safety measures, including capacity … Continue reading

covid 19 / Sports

Toronto Raptors to reduce seating capacity by half as anti-Covid measure

ANKARA – The Toronto Raptors – the only Canada-based NBA franchise – said that they will reduce home-game seating capacity by 50 percent as part of the anti-coronavirus measures. “Capacities at Scotiabank Arena (Raptors’ home court) will be reduced to fifty per cent effective Saturday,” the Raptors said on Twitter on Wednesday. Earlier this week, the … Continue reading

All Ontarians 18+ Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Appointments at Three-Month Interval
covid 19 / Ontario News

All Ontarians 18+ Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Appointments at Three-Month Interval

NEWS RELEASE All Ontarians 18+ Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Appointments at Three-Month Interval Free Rapid Testing Provided at Pop-Up Locations Across the Province and Select LCBOs for a Safer Holiday Season TORONTO — To protect Ontario’s progress in the fight against COVID-19 and safeguard the province’s hospitals and intensive care units (ICUs) in the face … Continue reading

Alberta taking immediate actions, clarifying health measures to protect Albertans, health-care system against highly transmissible Omicron variant
Alberta / covid 19

Alberta taking immediate actions, clarifying health measures to protect Albertans, health-care system against highly transmissible Omicron variant

News Release Protecting Albertans against the Omicron variant Alberta is taking immediate actions and clarifying health measures to protect Albertans and the health-care system against the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus.  Expanding rapid testing Alberta’s rapid testing program is expanding to allow all Albertans to have access to free rapid tests. Test … Continue reading